I have finally started putting together applications, working on my personal statements and thinking very seriously about my future in conservation (although, really, I'm always thinking very seriously about my future in conservation). Although its true, I am slowly realizing that writing "I think conservation is literally the coolest thing in the world" is not an acceptable personal statement. So here I go, talking about the value of material culture and the power of objects in history, including personal history. Also, include my experiences? And somehow how its the perfect combination of art and science? So many things, so few pages.
I have also started the final phase of my internship at Northwestern: report writing. It should be mentioned, maybe I have mentioned already, maybe not, that writing reports is the bread and butter of conservation. Treatment reports. Condition reports. Reports. REPORTS! Its not necessarily the most fun, especially since I am still learning (read: NOT GREAT), but it is arguably the most important. You have to take good notes, people. Forever and always. So my life is currently devoted to the computer screen and typing, either for my internship or my applications. YAY!
Hopefully, my next post will be about my new internship at the Field Museum, I'm working on textiles. It's super cool. Talk about that later.
Back to writing my personal statement. Summary: I love art! I love science! I love working with my hands! Trust me...I WANT THIS! Conservation is the coolest.